Kalyanarupin, Kalyana-rupin, Kalyāṇarūpin, Kalyāṇarūpī, Kalyana-rupi, Kalyanarupi: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kalyāṇarūpin (कल्याणरूपिन्) refers to “one who is auspicious-featured” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...]  Whenever the lord of the gods wants to see Śiva he has to propitiate His gate-keepers, the ghosts etc., otherwise his crown becomes shattered by batons. Really Śiva is a great lord. He has no need for many attendants. What is it that cannot befall one who serves the auspicious-featured (kalyāṇarūpin) Śiva. What is deficient in that lord? Does Sadāśiva like me?”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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